Small Business
  • January 14 2020 Easy ways data may be leaving your organisation – without your knowledge

    Data privacy is a non-negotiable in today’s workplace. But data protection can be complex to implement and difficult to monitor risk, meaning that not all organisations have the capacity or the expertise to keep up to scratch. According to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), data breaches in Australia have increased by 700% Read More…

  • January 7 2020 Why small businesses need to take control of their energy management

    In Australia, we face some of the highest energy costs in the developed world and increasing energy prices are taking a toll on small businesses. In fact, energy costs and management has become one of the most significant challenges small businesses face. The problem is so pervasive that the Federal Government introduced an $11 million Read More…

  • December 16 2019 What are the keys to success in business?

    Although all businesses aim high at the beginning of their journey, the reality is that only a small proportion of companies will make it to their intended success. Most businesses founded today are destined to become another failure statistic. At the Keys to Success event held by business management service Catapult, Mike Boorn Plener, the Read More…

  • December 12 2019 No board, no worries: The secret advantages of small businesses

    Small businesses are currently in a unique position over large corporates. During the last decades of the 20th century and even the noughties, it felt almost impossible to compete against large corporates. The bigger the company, the deeper the pockets and the greater the brand presence. Their scale and capabilities meant they did not need Read More…

  • December 9 2019 The 3 biggest takeaways from Black Friday

    The biggest shopping season of the year is upon us. Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be done and dusted but before businesses can heave a sigh of relief, the next wave – Christmas and Boxing Day – is about to come crashing ashore. With an estimated $53 billion in spending still to come from Read More…

  • December 4 2019 Perth dads’ crowdfunding success for new baby bottle business

    Two Perth dads have received enormous support for their innovative baby bottle device through their crowdfunding campaign, raising more than 50 per cent of their $81,000 goal in just five days and 100 per cent in just ten days. The young fathers, Ricky Hee and Alex Djojoutomo created Bottle Bath, an electric 3-in-1 bottle washer, Read More…

  • November 27 2019 Getting clear on STP and making it easy: ATO Assistant Commissioner, Jason Lucchese, explains all

    Today we have Single Touch Payroll expert, Jason Lucchese, on the podcast. Jason is a seasoned public servant with more than 19 years of experience executing large-scale government programs including the introduction of SuperStream and Single Touch Payroll. Currently ATO Assistant Commissioner and Single Touch Payroll Program Lead, Jason works closely with the employers, payroll Read More…

  • November 26 2019 Consumer demand for sustainability not going anywhere, retailers must adapt

    As traditional retailers move online and the transport of products around the world continues to increase, now is the time for brands to prioritise sustainability and to consider their direct impact the environment on a global scale. The environment and the future of our world has never been so important to Australian consumers. As such, Read More…

  • November 25 2019 Clear generational differences seen in attitudes towards work: New study

    Recent research from GoDaddy reveals that there is a clear difference in attitudes towards work between the different generations. The global study was conducted by Savanta in April and May of this year. The local sample comprised 500 respondents, distributed throughout Australia including both capital city and non-capital city areas.  “Small business,” in this context, Read More…

  • November 21 2019 2020 vision: Setting your small business up for success in the year ahead

    As the weather warms up and Christmas carols fill the air, many Aussies are starting to think about their summer holiday plans and how they can make the most of the sun. Meanwhile, many small business owners are occupied by work to hit the ground running in the new year. The dawn of a new Read More…

  • November 20 2019 How to overcome the risks of scaling up a business

    For most businesses, growth is a key goal and is essential to the organisation’s ongoing sustainability. However, when companies aren’t prepared for growth, they can hit roadblocks and encounter issues that can endanger the entire operation. To overcome these risks while scaling up the business, decision-makers need to plan carefully and incorporate specific risk-mitigation measures, Read More…

  • November 20 2019 Family business The Jolly Group starts funding for ambitious expansion

    The Jolly Group is becoming the first café group to raise funds on online investment platform ​Birchal​. The Victoria-based, family-owned business comprises of The Jolly Miller Café & Patisserie, with 12 company-owned non-franchised outlets in Victoria (and a further 6 opening in 2020) and its wholesale kitchen Fig Food Co, which services hundreds of cafés Read More…

  • November 19 2019 Top 5 challenges for small business owners and how to overcome them

    Remember those feelings of excitement, achievement and growth when you first started your business? Now, it’s likely they have become buried among those of isolation, fatigue and ongoing financial stress. Statistics from the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman show that 97% of Australia’s economy is made up of small business with no more Read More…

  • November 18 2019 62% of SMEs likely to be underinsured

    Almost 9 out of 10 small business owners agree that an insurance claim has the potential to put them out of business, cause them to lose revenue, or dry up cash flow. Despite these statistics, 62 per cent of SMEs said they are unlikely to have the right insurance in place to protect their business. Read More…

  • November 18 2019 How to successfully pull off a brand relaunch without losing customers

    In August, we undertook one of the most exciting and stressful steps in our company’s life: we rebranded. For six years, we were HealthKit and now, we are Halaxy. And as exciting as that change is and what it represents for our company’s future, rebranding is not an easy decision to make — nor to Read More…